Luxury operators, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts have finalized a $360 million development deal in Orlando, Florida, USA with Silverstein Properties and Dune Real Estate Partners to develop a 444-room luxury resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. Construction is set to begin this December with a target opening date in 2014. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts acquired the land from Disney in August 2008, and will retain a 30 per cent ownership interest in the project in addition to operating the resort.
The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is slated to become the largest Four Seasons resort in the world. The development will include a 444-room Four Seasons resort plus up to 40 Four Seasons Residence Club units and up to 90 Four Seasons Private Residences. Within the resort guests will have access to several dining venues including a rooftop restaurant with Magic Kingdom views; a 14,000 sq ft spa with 18 treatment rooms; a fitness centre; three pools and a ‘lazy river’; sports facilities including tennis courts, basketball court and climbing wall; two recreational centers for children, teens and families; and approximately 37,750 sq ft of meeting and event space plus a business centre. The development will also include the existing Tom Fazio-designed Osprey Ridge 18-hole championship golf course, which will be renovated and subsequently managed by Four Seasons.
The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will sit within an enclave located in the Golden Oak residential community, created and master-planned by Disney. Watch this space for more details!